Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity begins in storied Cairo. Visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx. Travel to Abu Simbel to embark on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia. Stop to admirethe outstanding temples of Abu Simbel – host to a dramatic sound-and-light show, Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae, and tour the massive Aswan High Dam. Depart Aswan on a classic four-night Nile cruise, sailing aboard a traditional felucca; visiting Kom Ombo’s unusual temple and Edfu’s remarkably preserved Temple of Horus; and exploring Luxor’s splendid temples and statuary on both banks. Fly back to Cairo where touring includes the exotic Khan el-Khalili bazaar and Old Cairo. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and the capital of Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night Jordan post-tour extension.